Unintended machine movement can occur from flicking the wrong switch or accidentally knocking a lever. The result can be serious or even fatal injuries.
The publication has been developed in conjunction with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) to provide guidance on measures to help prevent unintended movement.
The document includes case studies of actual incidents, exploring their causes and how they might have been prevented.
Kevin Minton, director of the Construction Plant-hire Association, said: “If construction plant moves unexpectedly, then anyone close to it is at risk of being seriously injured or killed. This new publication gives guidance on a range of control measures to prevent this happening. Drivers, people working near plant, supervisors and contractors all have a part to play. We urge all those in the construction sector and those involved with the operation of plant and machinery to implement the many recommendations in order to maintain safe plant activities.”
The publication is available to download at www.cpa.uk.net/sfpsgpublications.